Math2Shine Vedic Math Way

Monday, 25 August 2014


Change is always inevitable in life. It is happening in external world, it is happening in my inner world and it is happening in my own physical body. Everything has changed except the number system given to us by our wise ancestors. The digits in the number system are the same except the way of writing them. 

There is so much innovation in higher maths in last 100 years but elementary math is taught in the same boring way. It offers limited creativity. No one has thought why calculation always flow from smaller number to bigger numbers but we speak numbers from bigger to smaller numbers. Is it not un natural working.

The result of current elementary math education is  boredom. Sooner or later, children forget the math fun and resort to calculator. Calculator probably accelerate the decay of number and math sense. You would realize it in a couple of decades if not immediately. 

I understand that math is not about computation, it is about problem solving, it is about modelling and it is about analyzing. However, number creativity achieved through Vedic Mathematics add to all the above. If a child need to solve 104 X 106, he can do it in 5 different ways in Vedic Mathematics. All these five ways are efficient than the lengthy methods taught in schools. Many of these Vedic Methods provide answer orally without the aid of pen and paper. All of this adds to the creative skills of a child. When a child gain maturity of his coputation skills he can even explore higher mathematics through Vedic way. It provides a platform for maths, qudratics equation, geometry and even books are written about Vedic Mathematics application in astronomy and more efficient computer algorithm designs.

My experience of teaching Vedic Mathematics suggest a potential of remarkable upheaval in the elementry math education in the world. 

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